Large, quiet campground with trails and a lake. Clean shower houses throughout the campground. There is a small beach for swimming and a boat ramp at the lake. The sites are big and roomy. Plenty of room for a camper, tents, and outdoor games (cornhole, Kan jam, etc). The sites do not have much shade with trees lining the back. We stayed on site 189 and liked the size and location.
The staff were friendly and the pool is heated! My family and I had a good time at Wilmington. It is close enough to Kings Island that we made a trip over. Some of the amenities are showing their age but the pool is really nice.
I camp here occasionally, but through the years, some of the foliage is starting to die out. But there is a lot of wildlife in the area.
During the best weather, the evenings can be a little noisy with many of the motorists (bikes and cars) on the nearby roads to the north.
Toilet facilities aren’t terrible but they do leave a lot to be desired in the primitive camping and hiking areas.
With the latest budget cuts, Hueston Woods isn’t affected as much, but then again, you can’t cut what you never had.
This campground is typically full of RVs which is good because it’s super close to a busy road. So it’s not your “deep into the woods” kind of place (our neighbors had a pizza delivered to their site during our last stay). Lots of green space, playground area for kids and putt putt. The lodge lets campers use the pool 4-7 pm for free which is nice.
We chose this campground for its proximity to Serpent Mound. It's very middle of the road. The camp store is better than average, but the grounds themselves leave a lot to be desired. Very little privacy, small, uneven sites, bathhouses out of an 80s slasher movie. So much goose poop. The firewood we purchased from the camp store was just awful. Wouldn't light, it just smoked. It's not the first time we've had this problem with wood from an Ohio state park camp store.
The staff was super friendly and everyone we encountered was very nice, but it's certainly not somewhere I would want to spend more than a night.
Stayed here for 5 nights while attending an equestrian event at the Kentucky Horse Park. The staff at the park are really helpful & friendly. We had a little mishap with our RV (our fault, not theirs), and the staff was nice to try to help us sort it out. The sites are gravel and most are not level, but not too bad. There is all manner of leveling going on! There seem to be some full-time residents. The ones next to us were friendly.
The park is well-maintained. The grass is mowed regularly and everything looks neat and tidy.
The park has A LOT of capacity. The spaces are very close together. There is not much space for parking your tow vehicle.
A nice park to spend the night after longs days touring around the area.
Lots of clearly marked trails with beautiful views of the lake! Huge area, also designated hunting grounds!
Spacious campsites (not right on top of your neighbor), with beautiful scenic trails, along with fishing at two docks and dam, amphitheater for outdoor movies, can also rent canoes and beach with shelters to enjoy a cookout for the day! Lots of fun for friends and family!
I wish I had more time to explore everything, but I’ll definitely be back. The cabins/cottages are very nice. Worth the $$. The RV and campground are like any others, a little bit nicer than most but very crowded and right next to each other.
This is your standard Ohio State Park campground. It has the usual parking, water, restrooms, camp store, and activities.
East Fork is rather nice as it has the lake and long trails. Just be prepared if you go on hikes to get turned around. The park is huge so not everything is in the campground area. If you drive around to the other side and do some of the trails over there be aware that two trails use blue blazes. They could use more blazes on the trails in general but watch out for the two blue blazes in the same area as it got us turned around.
This is great when you want to get away from the city but you don't want a long drive.
We enjoyed the history at this state park. I enjoyed learning about the salt making process and also Daniel Boone. They had a lovely museum for a small fee. They even have a fort on the property that we found on one of our hikes. The camp sites are ample size and do have electricity. The restrooms were good. My camp partner did hear some road noise so be sure to bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper.
This camp ground is pretty standard for Ohio State Parks. It does have a cool new sleeping option. Yurts! We enjoyed our time in the yurt. They also have trails that are easy to tackle and well marked at this park.
We were able to easily have the kids in one bed and we were in another bed. The small fridge and microwave made it easy to pull a meal together. The fan kept us cool.
Water is a short walk away and so are restrooms. You have to bring in local fire wood for your camp fires.
This was a lovely backpacking trail that is both challenging while not being too hard for new backpackers.
They provided a common cooking area between the backpacking sites. Logs to sit on and cooking surface.
Backpacking camp sites also had posts to hang your food bags from which made it easy for food access.
Latrine was very clean and well stocked. Toilet paper was available and hand gel to get your hands clean.
The Twin Valley Trail was well marked and had a variety of ravines. While you might think this is small park it actually covers around 2,000 acres. "The Twin Valley Backpacking Trail combines the existing network of trails in Germantown and Twin Creek MetroParks.These trails connect to create a longer, more integrated trail system totaling more than 25 miles " taken from their website We also used the near by river to filter some additional water for our return trip which was nice. No water or fire wood is provided as this is a back country camp site.
This is the 5 easily accessible campsites and a few are near the lake. We picked the site further away from the lake as we had little ones. We were still close enough so we could easily walk to the lake. At this camp site you can see your neighbors more and it is easier to see the camp sites.
No water so bring your own and the latrine is an old one (cement blocks).
In addition to the lake, they also had a farm on the property that was enjoyable for the kids to see the animals. You can hear some of the animals but we enjoyed this aspect.
Interesting trails here from Prairie land and to a forest with former amusement park remains. Lots to see to motivate short legs to keep hiking.
Your camping permit comes with one 2' x 2' bundle of firewood per night. Additional firewood available at checkout (+ $10.00 per 1/32nd of a cord).
This was a lovely campsite with 4 picnic tables, fire ring, and a very clean latrine. The other two group camp sites were far enough away that you couldn't hear or see them. It was a camp site that was flat enough for tents and did have trees to hang your hammock.
The nice thing about the metro parks camp sites (front country only) is that they provide a bundle of fire wood free each night and you can purchase additional bundles (See below). No water so be sure to bring your own.
Paved parking lot for the larger groups which is nice. Near by within walking distance a lake, amphitheater, and more as this was once a boy scout camp ground. Capacity is 25 individuals and ample parking.
Note: Your camping permit comes with one 2' x 2' bundle of firewood per night. Additional firewood available at checkout (+ $10.00 per 1/32nd of a cord). as this is great as it is left at the camp site in a protected spot.
Lots to do here and keep in mind that not all of it is right in the campground. Great place to hike to a cool bridge and waterfall. We also went to a nearby pioneer village. We even got a permit to collect fossils. Great visitor centers too.
We stayed in site 6 on May 18, 2019. It was a gravel, back in site and backed up to the lake. It was fairly sloped towards the lake. We had a pop up with a 16 foot box but if you had a larger camper you might need blocs for your back stabilizers. The water pressure was quite high (70 psi) according to the worker at the campground so make sure to have a water pressure regulator. The pool looked great, but it closes really early at 8 o’clock which seems too early for the summer when it’s hot and light way past that. We didn’t get a chance to get in the pool as we get back to the campground about 8:15 and had to leave early the next day. The showers were great and clean. There were 9 of them, each in its own lockable room with a sink and toilet. There was also a laundry in the shower building. Three washers and dryers. We paid $40 for a one night stay with full hook ups and had no discounts applied. I would have given it a 5 but only gave it a 4 because of the early pool closing.
This campground is close to us so we come often. Three sections A, B, C. There is a small loop at the beginning of A that has nice sites easy to get in and out of with semi private feel. Many sites are shaded and all are paved. Bathrooms are clean. Trails are really nice - some a bit hilly but super nice with creeks too. The pool is always nice in the summer and biking here is fun too.